you know that a veil is really not all that difficult to make? Well, if you
are like me and not particularly handy with a needle and thread, then it is
not entirely easy, but it is definitely still possible. What is really great
about making your own veil is that it is completely the cost-effective way to
go (unless you get really carried away).
I mean by that is, if you go to a bridal store and buy a veil, it is probably
going to run you anywhere from $50 to $200 or more! If you go to a craft store
and buy the materials needed to make a veil it will probably be around $30 or
less! To me, this means that you don't have a lot to lose. If you try to make
a veil yourself and you end up absolutely hating it, you only lost $30 and you
can either try again or choose to spend the extra money on buying one at a store.
how do you make a veil? Well, here's the thing, every veil is different and
there are ton of different styles out there. So, depending on what you want
your veil to look like, it will be different as to how you make it. So, to be
honest with you, I won't be telling you how to make a veil in this article,
but rather how to go about making your veil. Here's what I recommend:
my wedding, a friend of the family - Cheri, made my veil. She did a really great
job and so when I recently asked her how to make a veil she told me to check
out the following website to see some different veil styles: * http://www.veilshop.com
- there are lots of pictures to look at to get some ideas, so look around and
see what styles you like.
is a list of items that Cheri gave me that you will probably need to make your
veil once you have decided how you would like it to look. All of these can be
found at your local craft store (and if you don't know what some of them are,
just ask the store personnel and they will give you a lot of help).
White floral wire
Heavy button hole thread to gather top edge of tulle (correct name for
the veil fabric)
Velcro (if veil is to be detachable)
Fabric from dress or similar fabric to cover head frame
Wide ribbon to cover the inner portion of the headpiece
Batting to add dimension if using a headband or barrette
Plastic combs to keep headpiece/veil in place.
you have decided on the style and you have gathered the items necessary to make
your veil, it is time once again to get creative. If you know how to sew, then
you probably won't have a lot of problems. But, if you need some help, talk
to some family members and see if there is anyone who can give you a hand. Your
craft store can also be a great help. Sometimes they even offer classes - or
may be willing to give you a class - on how to make a veil.
here is my last piece of advice to you about your veil. If you have beading
on your wedding dress and it is possible to get it altered a few months before
your wedding - do so! Ask the seamstress to save the beads, sequins, etc. for
you. Then, you can use the exact same materials on your veil as are on your
dress. You can even glue or sew beads or sequins onto the tulle portion of your
veil to add a bit of glitz to it.
matter what, have fun with it! The goal is to reduce your stress by reducing
the amount of money you spend on your wedding - but, if this project is going
to drive you crazy then ask for help or hand it off to someone who has the time
and energy to tackle it!
hope this is a good start for you towards saving money on your veil and wedding!
And, good luck to you in all you do!